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No More Fiberglass Itch

This reader has found a simple way to prevent fiberglass itch after installing insulation.

| October/November 2006

  • fiberglass itch - man wearing jumpsuit installing insulation
    A hermetically sealed jumpsuit will prevent fiberglass itch, but if you don't have one there's another way.
    Photo by Fotolia/Cyril Comtat

  • fiberglass itch - man wearing jumpsuit installing insulation

Anyone using fiberglass insulation knows that a case of itching almost always follows the installation. To prevent this reaction, liberally apply cornstarch or talcum powder over your body before you start the project. You’ll be amazed at how this simple trick reduces the aggravation of fiberglass itch.

Richard Skweres
Huntsville, Texas



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